Our dear friend and colleague David Notkin passed away at home at 3:30 a.m. on April 22 2013 following a long battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to David’s wife Cathy, his children Emma and Akiva, his sister Debbie, and all who knew him and loved him.
Information may be found on David’s CaringBridge page here.
In February, hundreds of David’s friends honored him at Notkinfest – a tribute to his extraordinary personal and professional contributions – where we announced the establishment of the David Notkin Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science & Engineering to permanently recognize his dedication to graduate education.
David’s long list of professional accolades includes, most recently, the 2013 A. Nico Habermann Award from the Computing Research Association, and the 2013 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s special interest group on software engineering. He received the University of Washington Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in 2000.
A few of the many posts honoring David:
- Computing Community Consortium
- National Center for Women & Information Technology
- University of Washington
- Communications of the ACM
- Seattle Times: “Computing mensch had special way with people” (pdf) (jpg)
- Brown University (David’s undergraduate alma mater)
- By David’s sister, Debbie
- NCWIT establishes the David Notkin Mentorship Award
- ACM/CRA video tribute to David shown at 2013 ACM Awards Banquet
- Spring 2013 Most Significant Bits (UW CSE alumni magazine)
- IEEE Software
“Tie One On for David” – members of the UW CSE community join David’s family in decorating the trees on the plaza outside the Allen Center. Photographs here.